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Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023: Kathleen Kennedy talks Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2

April 8th, 2023 by Marc Comments

While season one of Obi-Wan Kenobi divided fans (doesn’t everything these days? Sigh), I for one loved it and have been hoping we would hear news of a second season at this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe but so far… nothing.

Well, not quite nothing.

In a new interview at the event, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about the return of everyone’s favourite Jedi Knight played by Ewan McGregor.

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“That is not an active development,” she said, “But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another. Everybody’s all hands on deck with what we’re doing right now, as you can see by what we showed everybody [at the Celebration]. We’ll turn our attention to that again maybe down the road.”


Although, the fact that she says everyone is too busy does make sense as there is so much Star Wars content coming in the next few years from movies, to animated shows to live-action TV, the galaxy is growing exponentially – but someday we might see Kenobi back.

The first season wonderfully set-up Kenobi training with Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gonn Jin Force Ghost to learn the secret of returning from the dead which was first hinted at by Yoda at the end of Revenge of the Sith and even those who didn’t like the series seemed to be keen on seeing a series with McGregor and Neeson back together.

It’ll happen, I believe it will.

Now… what’s happening with Book of Boba Fett season 2? Anyone? Hello?

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The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.

Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold

Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives on May 27th, 2022 on Disney+.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….